“I’m still learning but it’s been a great tool for finding what I’m looking for. I just upgraded my firmware yesterday, and instantly saw a better result in my separations. Thanks for all of your hard work and research it’s really paying off!.” – @roadteck
Improvements & Features
Software 1.2.3 is Here! Smarter. Simpler. Sleeker. Version 1.2.3 features new molecules and a new, intuitive user experience.
This page overviews the new features in Version 1.2.3. Learn how to update your Fraction Finder software on our Software page.
New Molecule Indicators
We added new Molecule Indicators to our Molecule Dropdown feature: CBD Indicator, Degradates, Lipids, and “Fool’s Gold”. Scroll down further to see how each new molecule appears on our display.
We created new, intuitive Intensity Values to track molecules. Forget the scientific notation in Version 1.2.2 or prior – now you can use standard digits to track molecule intensity values.
This feature was highly requested by our user base. Simply check the molecule’s checkbox and the screen will automatically highlight the region that molecule fluoresces at.
The wavelength region for the Fraction Finder’s CBD Indicator is 450 nm – 490 nm. CBD’s waveform is sharp. The intensity value of the signal shown is 2390.
The wavelength region for Lipids is 550 nm – 620 nm. Lipids’ waveform is sharp and broad. The intensity value of the signal shown is 848.
“Fool’s Gold” is an unidentified species that looks gold in color. Due to its golden hue, during short-path distillation, it “fools” the operator to thinking that the desired Cannabinoid has appeared; but, in actuality, it is not. The wavelength region for “Fool’s Gold” is 405 nm – 435 nm. The waveform for “Fool’s Gold” is sharp. The intensity value of the signal shown is 2295.
The wavelength region for Degradates is 510 nm – 550 nm. The waveform for Degradates is broad and skewed left. The intensity value of the signal shown is 81.
The reference or excitation peak (sharp peak at 365 nm) is what our system refers to. It is not a process indicator; it exists solely for internal reasons. Some users like it; others find it to be distracting. The new feature (small circular button in the top-left corner) removes the reference peak. Compare the image below with the image above to see the difference; both show spectra for Degradates. The remover cuts off spectra prior to ~390.
Control System Communications (Beta)
Pictured below is the Fraction Finder with Lab Society’s ELITE LAB, and a picture of it with Summit Research’s ATHENA. We are currently working closely with our partners at Lab Society, as well as Summit Research, to beta test and optimize communications. Expect that public release soon.
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Version 1.2.5 (Beta) – External Communication – AVAILABLE NOW
Soon, if you own a Fraction Finder, you can download the latest software, enabled with communications protocol – Version 1.2.5 (beta) – to your software in the field.
How to Update Software
Updating the software is free, quick, and easy.Follow our instructions and tutorial videos closely to update your Fraction Finder display today.
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Thanks everyone for the great gear… I’ll definitely put it to work” – @mainbodyextractor
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“Always fun getting to play with new equipment. Out in LA on a consult, finally get to play with a @arometrix fraction finder. Should be run dialing in this setup with the fraction finder.” – @kingofthekush420
“For still being stuck in the analog world in a lot of ways, this thing definitely gets me a little bit excited bout goin digital!! #olddogscanlearnnewtricks #fractionfinder @arometrix thanks guys for showin me the light!! ✌️” – @cannatizer
“Just got my highest batch yet at 97.13% with a little help from the fraction finder on the wiped film… Thanks @arometrix and @popescientificinc for helping me get the wiped film setup for a fraction finder.” – @tystick_702
“The color highlighting has made it super easy to identify each molecule for our tech, I’m a huge fan of the fools gold indicator personally. I’m running a 1st pass on 5l of material today, had a nice visible shift on the display once the mains hit.” – @johnnycbd
“Before I started using the Fraction Finder, I had only 2 runs under my belt. And half ass training with those two runs. So it made the learning curve a lot smaller. I am still learning with every pass. I am going to start exploring the recording feature soon. I like the ease of use the most.” – @david_32843
“It’s been fantastic! Extremely handy training in the new lab tech on distillation, and our overall quality has definitely improved. It’s been an extremely valuable piece of equipment in the short time we’ve had it ?? We work with tons of local farms and deal with a lot of variability when it comes to biomass, so it definitely helps us tune our parameters for each run for more consistent results.” – @johnnycbd
“Watching the wavelengths change was super interesting on the way up to body. Steady stream at 190c and a clear split from heads. Now I just need a swingarm adapter made to fit the sensor, so that I can hot condense and view the fractions downstream where it is not so hot…. You can see why they call it fools gold. Looks amazing, but a low thc content. Also the main constituent that makes distillate unstable. Really love having a visual reference with the @arometrix fraction finder!” – @710_extracts
“Using the fraction finder on the wfe with great results.. helping me understand how this machine works… The fraction finder has been super useful. First picture is of a pure d9 signal.. second is of when I dialed out the d9 and am pulling mostly heads fraction.” – @breakingdabs
“I think out of all I am about to learn about, this excites me the most… We are all very new to distillation in the lab. I have the most experience with runs. The Fraction Finder is killing all learning curves.” – @david_32843
“About to dive in here with the @summitspd 5L HB1 and the @arometrix fraction finder for some serious added insight, really excited to have some actual confirmation in-line. The fraction finder really is an awesome tool, it’s like an in-line sight glass haha really excited to tinker with it more!” – @tangerine.consulting
“So blessed by @arometrix and their cutting edge technology. Using the fraction finder to better understand how our distillation is progressing and what we are fractioning at any given moment.” – Rebecca
“The Arometrix Fraction Finder! Helping us to better monitor our distillation using UV light rays!!! Thanks @arometrix” – Tasha
“Even if you know what to look for when watching for the switch to the main body, this device allows even the most novice distiller the ability to create a clean first pass. Haven’t had any issues with inaccuracy of the readings, the system is well tuned for recognition of heads, body and tails!” – @mferjonesy
“Got to use a fraction finder during a consultation and it was pretty awesome. I’ve always looked for visual cues like color, temp, and vac depth change to signify a new fraction, but not everyone has the experience to make that determination so this piece of equipment will basically do it for you. It’s an excellent learning/teaching tool, and it’s a small price to pay to help confirm the distillate purity, in real time, when dealing with valuable product!” – @cannachemistry